Dismal show by shuttlers

All the Indian shuttlers, including the best bet Sourabh Verma, bowed out of the Singapore Open badminton tournament after a dismal show on Thursday.

In men’s singles, Sourabh lost to Vietnam’s Tien Minh Nguyen 18-21, 21-15, 21-11, while top-seeded Tien Chen Chou of Chinese Taipei defeated Subhankar Dey 21-13, 21-14.

Rituparna Das was shown the exit by Yulia Yosephin Susanto of Indonesia 21-15, 13-21, 16-21 in the women’s singles second round. Ruthvika Shivani succumbed 21-8, 21-15 to Japanese fifth seed Sayaka Takahashi.

The mixed doubles pair of India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa lost 21-14, 16-21, 21-14 to Hong Kong’s seventh-seeded pair of Lee Chun Hei Reginald and Chau Hoi Wah.

In men’s doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, seeded second, lost to China’s Ou Xuanyi and Xiangyu Ren 21-17, 21-18

The results: Men: Tien Minh Nguyen (Vie) bt Sourabh Verma 18-21, 21-15, 21-11; Tien Chen Chou (Tpe) bt Subhankar Dey 21-13, 21-14.

Doubles: Ou Xuanyi & Xiangyu Ren (Chn) bt Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty 21-17, 21-18.

Women: Yulia Yosephin Susanto (Ina) bt Rituparna Das 21-15, 13-21, 16-21; Sayaka Takahashi bt Ruthvika Shivani 21-8, 21-15.

Mixed doubles: Lee Chun Hei Reginald & Chau Hoi Wah (HK) bt Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Ashwini Ponappa 21-14, 16-21, 21-14

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